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Overview
Download email messages and file attachments from Gmail to Google Drive, automatically. The emails are saved as PDF Files.
Save Emails is an email backup and archiving add-on for Gmail that lets you automatically download email messages and file attachments from Gmail to Google Drive. You can also save Gmail messages in shared Google Drives.

The email threads are converted into high-quality print-ready PDF files while the file attachments are saved to Google Drive in their original native format.

You can use the Gmail archiver to backup important emails, video files,  timesheets, photos, Microsoft Office documents, travel receipts, expenses, and other emails easily from Gmail to your Google Drive permanently. The app works with Gmail and GSuite (Google Apps) accounts.

Check the help manual at https://digitalinspiration.com/docs/GA02 to know more about the capabilities of Save Emails addon.

Attorneys have used Save Emails to download and print all email correspondence related to litigations with few clicks. Teachers can download student assignments in respective student folders automatically. Corporate users can save Uber receipts for claiming expenses. Sellers can archive PayPal invoices and payment receipts as PDFs.

The app runs in the background, once every hour, but you also have an option to run the rules manually. Go to Add-ons > Saves Emails and Attachments > Manage Rules and select any rule from the dropdown to download the matching emails.

How to Use Save Emails with Gmail
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To get started with Save Gmail, use the built-in wizard to create a rule and any email messages in Gmail that match this rule will be automatically saved to a specific folder in your Google Drive. You can organize the saved emails in date-based subfolders to avoid cluttering the main folder.

Unlike email automation solutions like IFTTT or Zapier only work on new and incoming messages, the Save Emails add-on can also download old emails to your Google Drive. All the activity is logged inside a Google Spreadsheet for quick search and reference.

For instance, you can have a rule where emails from Expedia and Trip Advisor are automatically saved to the Travel folder in your Google Drive. Or a rule where all emails with "backup" in the subject line are saved to the project folder in Google Drive. If you are running out of space in your Gmail account, you can set up a rule for message size, and all emails with large attachments are saved to Drive.

Download Gmail - Advanced Uses
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You can customize the file names of saved emails and attachments with variables. For instance, you can set the attachment name as {{Sender}} {{Subject}} to include the sender's name and the email subject in the attachment file name.

You can also choose to overwrite files in Google Drive if an attachment with a similar name already exists in the same folder. Google Drive allows you to have multiple files with a similar name in the same folder.

Free vs Premium
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The add-on is free and fully functional. Premium version includes several extract features including:

1. Create an unlimited number of rules for downloading Gmail messages to Google Drive.
2. Emails are saved every 15 minutes while the free edition downloads emails once every hour.
3. Rename PDF files and email attachments based on the email subject, sender or date.
4. Save emails in separate folders based on the email headers.
5. Skip downloading smaller files.
6. Allow or disallow saving of file attachments of specific types.
7. Overwrite existing Google Drive files (useful for keeping a single copy of disk backups)
8. Specify your own custom formats for printing dates in PDF files.
9. Save PDF files in your own Drive folder or a Team Drive folder owned by another user in the organization.
10. Download file attachments and emails in Google Shared Team Drive folders.

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To upgrade to premium, go to Add-ons menu - Save Emails - Upgrade to Premium.

* Help Manual - https://digitalinspiration.com/docs/GA02

* Premium Upgrade - https://digitalinspiration.com/buy

* Email Support - https://digitalinspiration.support

* Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/JfyfqM5Ww8k

ChangeLog:

May 1, 2020 - Skip downloading email tracking pixel images from downloading including Hubspot, MixMax, Yesware, MailChimp, Streak and SendGrid.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
September 21, 2020
The app concept is fantastic. I have had some issues but these are probably user error. The exclude file list seems to only work if you also list the allowed file types. It would be nice to be able set up to download all file types minus what is listed on the exclude list. As of right now I have a long allow list and short black list. My other issue is that the app seems to be downloading attachments from my sent items. As of a few days ago the app doesn’t download files anymore the dialog box that pops up on the bottom right does indicate its saving files but nothing actually get saves and the log isn’t updated. Anyone else having this issue? My license is paid up, I have tried deleting the google sheet that uses the app and “re-authorizing” the app and I have removed the added the app back still to no avail.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
September 7, 2020
The premium version works perfectly. I was able to create a spreadsheet which linked all the downloaded emails, and the downloaded emails were place in a gdrive folder.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
September 2, 2020
Dangit. was working perfectly. Now for some reason its stopped working. maybe because Im using the free version. Overall a waste of my time.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
September 2, 2020
Doesn't work, or at least not in an intuitive way. It's better to use something else like *cof cof* Unnatach.app that directly downloads it to your pc. Also it's suuuuuper slow. 2nd Also It's kind of funny and kind of insulting that (while trying to set up a second rule [because the first one didn't grab any attachments while running it manually]) it actually asked me to buy the premium version!
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
September 1, 2020
There are so many things haven't been using.You know why?.Because I thought I knew every thing. Thank you Google you are a silver lining.Continue the good work.you make Lives better.My Thank you is just one.of the Millions you're worth.All knowledge is at out finger tips.we have to just use it. Thank you,Thank you,Thank you.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
August 27, 2020
This ad-on is absolute trash- don't buy it! It contains errors, loads the same emails hundreds of times into a drive folder and times out after 5 emails downloaded. I have asked for a refund!
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
July 27, 2020
Hello. I am using this extension to save emails written in Japanese and for some reason, new lines get ignored and all the content gets displayed in one paragraph. This is very inconvenient and would like it to be fixed. Thank you.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
July 17, 2020
I really wanted this to work and was prepared to purchase if the demo worked out, but unfortunately I'm getting a ton of duplicates saved to google drive and I don't have much confidence it's moving all my tagged emails. When I tried to start the demo manually, it would move 5 files over then stop, then if I ran it again it would move some of those same files again. I left it overnight and this morning checked and can see once per hour on the hour it moves the same one file over. I have 9 copies in a row of the same email.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
June 14, 2020
It works, and I appreciate the developer for creating it. However, it doesn't add any information to the file names, other than the email subject, without paying the $29 charge for premium. If he charged $5 or even $10 I would have just paid it. Every one of my downloaded emails has an identical file name, so now I have to go through each one and rename them. At least a date would be nice for the free version.
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Amit Agarwal
July 12, 2020
GSuite addon developers now have to pay up to $75,000 "annually" for a security audit and once the audit is cleared, your app is listed in this marketplace. It is just too expensive to offer GSuite add-ons that integrate with Gmail.
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A User of Save Emails and Attachments
May 29, 2020
The app still does not seem to be working!!
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A user of Save Emails and Attachments
June 1, 2020
follow the tutorial ;)
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